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Teen Health Camp Makes News!

...nearly 300 East Hawaii teens who participated in the free camp this year, its largest turnout ever. The goal was to expose students to various health care-related careers in Hawaii, which historically has experienced a shortage of physicians and other medical workers. In addition to compounding, students got to learn how to suture, put on an arm cast, practice calculating body mass index and take blood pressure. Workshops were led by older health care students, including medical students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and pharmacy and nursing students from UH-Hilo.
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“Be a Lifesaver Hawaii” campaign aims to improve cardiac arrest survival rates

Over the last two years, Hawaii Island’s survival rate for people experiencing cardiac arrest in front of bystanders went from 4 percent to 6.8 percent. The jump appears to be the result of efforts by the Hawaii Fire Department to train people in important life-saving techniques including performing chest compressions and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), according to Chris Honda, captain of the department’s Emergency Medical Services Bureau. The Hilo Medical Center Foundation, in conjunction with partners including the fire department, the County of Hawaii, Hilo Medical Center, KTA Super Stores, the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, and more, will officially kick off on Feb. 24 the “Be a Lifesaver Hawaii” campaign.
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Rotary Club Awards Hilo Medical Center Foundation

The Rotary Club of Hilo’s annual Brewfest in June was a roaring success, enabling the club to donate $13,200 each to two local nonprofit recipients in addition to adding to the club’s own foundation that helps local organizations.

At a recent Rotary Club meeting, Robin Benedict of the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of East Hawaii along with Dr. Kay Nodling, Julie Tulang and Lisa Rantz of the Hilo Medical Center Foundation were on hand to accept the awards.

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First Hawaiian Bank Gives Back

At the September 5, 2013, Board meeting, Hilo Medical Center Foundation Board Member Chuck Erskine said that, on behalf of First Hawaiian Bank, he was proud to present a check for $18,500 for the Foundation’s Adopt-A-Room campaign. The check will…

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Bill Signing

Bill Signing Ceremony for HB 417

Success!! Bill Signing Ceremony for HB 417 THANK YOU HAWAII RESIDENTS! Earlier this year during the Hawaii State Legislative Session, Senator Josh Green introduced House Bill 417 to the Senate. This bill appropriated funds to the Hawaii Health Service Corporation…

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Annual Report

Hilo Medical Center Foundation has a productive year The Hilo Medical Center Foundation wrapped up 2012 with a long list of accomplishments that embraced its mission to support the Hilo Medical Center with projects that benefit the greater community. "We…

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Kiwanis Ohana Helps HMCF

On a couple of rain-drenched, winter-break days in December, more than 30 volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii ohana donated some elbow grease toward prepping the exterior of the Hilo Medical Center's River Cottage for painting. CEO Fred…

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Home for Young Doctors

Wednesday, October 5 4:07 am By Colin M. Stewart Tribune-Herald staff writer Hilo Medical Center Foundation members hope that recent efforts to renovate an old cottage behind the hospital will ultimately help address the Big Island doctor shortage. When young…

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Thank You Rotary Volunteers!

On Saturday, July 16, the Hilo Medical Center Foundation was fortunate enough to have 27 Rotary members both from the Hilo Rotary Club and the South Hilo Rotary Club come out and spend their sweaty hard work on putting a…

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Want to Help Bring Doctors to Hilo?

Repair the River Cottage and They Will Come! Hilo Medical Center Foundation (HMCF) has launched a fundraising campaign to repair the hospital’s River Cottage to house medical students and residents rotating at the residency program, the hospital and community physicians…

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Artist Donates Painting

Hilo Artist Christina Skaggs Donates Painting for Display in Hilo Medical Center Lobby March 16, 2011 – Hilo Medical Center Foundation received a “Secret Life of the Sea” painting by local Hilo artist Christina Skaggs. The newly refreshed hospital lobby…

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